Summer School: Transcultural Gender and Diversity Studies

Mar 11, 2020

We would like to share with you the call for a summer school scheduled to be held in Beirut next summer. IAWM member Maissan Hassan from the Women and Memory Forum  will be teaching during the second week of this school along with a colleague. Full and partial scholarships are available.

SUMMER SCHOOL

“TRANSCULTURAL GENDER AND DIVERSITY STUDIES”

June 29th – July 12th 2020

Lebanese American University, Beirut

Welcome to the Summer School on “Transcultural Gender and Diversity Studies”!

This Summer School offers new perspectives on how to grasp and to deal with the complexities of relations of difference and inequality in a globalised world through cross-regional,  transcultural and interdisciplinary dialogue between students, practitioners and experts on women, gender and diversity.

It offers a detailed introduction into gender and diversity through the specific lens of transculturality and transnationality, and covers a wide range of core topics related to gender and diversity studies dealing with questions of how knowledge on and terminologies of gender and diversity are being produced, translated, transferred, and put into practice globally. To this end, the School follows three main focal points: Gender, Difference and Access to Public Space; Gender, Memory and the Production of Alternative Knowledge and Gender and Diversity Knowledge in Public and Private Organisations. All thematic sessions will be thoroughly introduced and examined from both theoretical and practical standpoints. Participants will be asked to prepare different assignments alone and in working groups, including readings, writings and exploring different site visits in Beirut.

This course is jointly organised by Pro GED, a Swiss-Arab Network on Gender Studies, and the Arab Institute for Women / the Department for Social Sciences at the Lebanese American University in the heart of Beirut. In two intensive weeks, participants will attend a total of 45h teaching hours, including different interactive assignments. The course equals a 3 credit course at LAU or a 6 ECTS European standard. Including leading experts on gender and diversity studies from Switzerland, Denmark, Morocco, Egypt and Lebanon, this course addresses advanced students (MA-level/early PhD) with at least basic knowledge in gender studies as well as practitioners working in the field of women, gender and diversity. Working language is English.

Costs: USD 1100.-, excluding accommodation and travel expenses

–> Full and partial scholarships are available upon application and documented need

To apply, please send the following documents to sarah.farag@aoi.uzh.ch

– CV (max. 2 pages)

– Letter of motivation (stating the relation between your  studies/research/work and the Summer School)

– If you apply for a scholarship, send an additional letter documenting your need of financial support

Deadline for Application: April 1st 2020

For further information and questions, please contact Dr. Sarah Farag (University of Zurich), sarah.farag@aoi.uzh.ch or visit https://www.aoi.uzh.ch/de/genderstudies/pro-ged.html

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